The fast moving fires in Northern California continue to spread as rescue teams work tirelessly to get people to safety. The flames have displaced more than 50,000 people and scorched over 170,000 acres of land. Residents have found themselves in an impossible situation with little information regarding the status of their homes, loved ones and the future. Many organizations are on the ground providing first response help to those in need. Find out how you can help our neighbors below.
- If you live in Northern California you can volunteer your time and aid through this Facebook group.
- Home Care Assistance is offering to help seniors in Napa and Sonoma evacuate safely and to transport their belongings. Call 925-817-0416.
- To help those who are facing mid- to long-term displacement The Community Foundation of Sonoma County has started the Sonoma County Resilience Fund.
- If you live in San Francisco and parts of Alameda and Marin counties and are willing to open up your home to evacuees or relief workers through October 30, sign up through AirBnB’s Open Homes program, which allows guests to stay for free. More than 300 hosts had volunteered as of Thursday morning.
- People in the Bay Area wishing to donate items physically can do so at the Redwood Empire Food Bank, which was accepting nonperishable food at 3990 Brickway Boulevard in Santa Rosa, and Idle Hand at 575 Haight Street in San Francisco, which will deliver any donations straight to the wine country.
The aftermath of disaster is a familiar scene for MBG Solutions, Inc., which is why we understand the importance of community and support. You can help by donating your time, money or services today.